Oak-tree Pug - Eupithecia dodoneata

Alternative names
Oak Tree Pug

Wingspan 19 to 22 mm. Quite a small species.

Identification difficulty

Found in deciduous woodland, hedgerows and suburban habitats.

When to see it

The single generation flies in May and June, and is most regularly encountered at light.

Life History

The larvae feed on the flowers of Hawthorn as well as Oak.

UK Status

Fairly widespread in England, Wales and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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